Weather the digital storm

Olympus has launched the world’s first weatherproof digital cameras, the mju 300 and mju 400, with both featuring a waterproof metal case that shields the camera from the elements.

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By  Andrew Picken Published  July 28, 2003

Olympus has launched the world’s first weatherproof digital cameras, the mju 300 and mju 400, with both featuring a waterproof metal case that shields the camera from the elements.

For newcomers to digital photography, the new models come with a selection of five scene programs: portrait, self-portrait, night scene, landscape and landscape plus portrait. Where the cameras excel is in the field of light management, with both models boasting TTL auto focus and Digital ESP (Electro Selective Pattern) light metering which ensure the correct sharpness and brightness of the images.

There are also four pre-set white balance modes that allow the user to optimise the camera settings for shooting in light from a particular source, such as fluorescent bulbs. In addition, there is also a full auto white balance mode.

After taking pictures, users have the option to change the photos captured in colour, to black & white or sepia, giving compositions a special effect. The mju 300 has a 3.2 million-pixel resolution, while the mju 400 has a 4.0 million-pixel resolution.

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